Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicHuman rights

Topic: human rights

There’s now a universal right to healthy, sustainable environment. Why it can go a long way

The declaration is not legally binding–countries can choose to not actually support it in practice. But resolutions like this pave the way for effective laws.

‘Rights are paper tigers unless given teeth by courts’: Full text of Justice Chandrachud speech

Speaking at an event in King's College, London, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud discussed the Supreme Court's role in the protection of human rights for various sections of India.

‘Vishwaguru’ should look in mirror: Why Ram Navami riots & bulldozers won’t help India’s stature

Can we aspire for moral stature if we respond to criticism with prickliness? The partisan would cheer, but it doesn't mean we lose ability to look within. Or stop listening to friends.

US monitoring ‘rise in human rights abuses’ in India, Antony Blinken says

Blinken made these remarks at a joint news conference with Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and their Indian counterparts after the conclusion of the 2+2 ministerial dialogue Monday.

EU to probe war crimes in Ukraine, US wants Russia thrown out of Human Rights Council

US mission spokesperson Thomas-Greenfield tweeted: ‘Russia’s participation on the Human Rights Council is a farce.’

After drop in mass executions in last 2 years, 81 people put to death in Saudi Arabia in a day

They were convicted under various charges, including murder, involvement in militant activities, and having ‘deviant beliefs’, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

India rated ‘partially free’ for second consecutive year in Freedom House report

Pegasus spyware scandal, 'love jihad' laws & death of activist Stan Swami in custody are cited as some of the major factors for India's status.

NALSA was supposed to be India’s beacon for legal aid. But it’s stuck in a systemic rut

More than 80% of India’s 1.3 billion people are eligible for legal aid. But only 15 million have benefitted from it since NALSA was established in 1995.

Pakistani passport ranks lower than North Korea’s. Twitter says Thank you, Imran Khan

Some suggested that action taken against human rights activists is the reason for Pakistan's low ranking on the Henley Passport Index.

India’s coal-power crisis is another reminder that the sector’s reforms have a long way to go

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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